A few things missing...
- While constituting 4% of the population, the US is responsible for 22% of the UN's operating budget and 27% of its peacekeeping budget
- American taxpayers provide more funds to the UN than any other nation, and more than China, India, and Japan combined, which together constitute 39% of the world's population
- US taxpayers fund 57% of the UN's World Food Program budget, more than all other taxpayers on the face of the earth, and in doing so help to feed 104 million people in 81 nations
- Privately, Americans are profoundly generous:
- US foundations provide $1.5 billion in foreign charity per year;
- US businesses provide $2.8 billion in foreign charity per year;
- US religious organizations provide $3.4 billion in foreign charity per year;
- US universities provide $1.3 billion in in scholarships to foreigners every year;
- US NGOs provide $6.6 billion per year in grants, goods, and volunteers;
- In 2000 alone the US economy created $1.8 billion in funds that were eventually remitted by immigrants and foreign nationals from the US to foreign countries
- In the months following the Asian tsunami in December of last year, private American giving accounted for $1.48 billion in tsunami aid, in addition to the $850 million ponied up by US taxpayers
- Amerian workers are among the most productive in the world, ranking 2nd in GDP per capita
- Total US GDP in 2003 was $10.95 trillion, accounting for more than 30% of the world's GDP, more than twice that of the next closest nation, and more than that of the UK, Germany, France, and Italy combined.
- Finally, there are 9,387 Americans buried in a 172.5 acre patch of land in Normandy, France, accounting for 2.3% of the 407,000 Americans who gave their lives over a 3 year period defending Europeans and Asians from tyranny on their own soil, not in America.
Just thought I would mention it.